Energy

China’s total consumption volume of primary energy was 2.66 billion tons of standard coal in 2007. Energy consumption is expected to grow at a rate slower than GDP due to the government’s plan to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 20% by 2010 and another 25% by 2020. While more than 70% of energy comes from coal today, there will be a shift towards other sources, especially natural gas…”

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